What Is Hand Rejuvenation?
Hand rejuvenation has become a popular form of treatment for people wanting to maintain a youthful appearance. The hands are often one of the first areas to show signs of aging, even before the face. As a person gets older, the skin on their hands may develop age spots, loose skin, and lose the soft look it once had. This often happens as volume is lost, which leads to veins, bones, and tendons becoming more obvious.
To address the cosmetic concerns that lead to aging hands, our New York hand surgery team offers different treatment options. These solutions are designed to rejuvenate the back of your hands to create a younger-looking appearance. During your consultation, a customized treatment plan will be created based off your physical needs to help you achieve your ideal outcome. This may include one or more of the treatments below.
A common method of treatment that may be recommended for the skin of your hands is laser treatment. This can improve pigmentation and texture issues that develop over time, such as freckles, brown spots, scars, and wrinkles. Our team offers both Intensive Pulsed Light therapy and Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing.
- Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL): During an IPL treatment session, a handpiece sends pulses of light energy to the target area. This energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by abnormal cells. Any blemishes on your skin should gradually begin to fade. IPL also helps promote collagen growth, giving your skin a more even texture.
- Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing: The Fraxel re:store™ laser is a fractional technology that sends laser energy beneath the skin’s surface. Damaged skin cells are destroyed, triggering your body’s reaction to heal the area and replace the old cells with new, healthier tissue. With Fraxel® laser resurfacing, you can enjoy smoother skin on the back of your hands.
Minimal downtime is typically needed after our laser treatments. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.
Injectable fillers are an effective way to plump the back of the hands and restore lost volume. Our team utilizes the dermal filler Radiesse® as well as fat grafting—both of which can provide very natural-looking results. By using these injectable materials, wrinkles are smoothed and veins can be hidden to give the hands a more youthful look.
- RADIESSE®: The first filler of its kind, RADIESSE® is FDA-approved to restore lost volume in the back of the hands. By placing small injections under the skin, the hands achieve a more supple appearance. Results from RADIESSE® have shown to last for about 1-2 years. In addition to its immediate effects, the injectable stimulates collagen production for continued improvement.
- Fat Grafting: A more natural alternative, fat grafting involves taking a small amount of excess fat from one area of your body and transferring it into the back of your hands. These fat injections help plump the area where volume has been lost and the skin has begun to thin, creating a natural-looking rejuvenation. Extra fatty tissue may be injected to help make up for the small amount that is naturally absorbed over the first weeks.
While results from injectable fillers can last for a year or longer, patients can choose to schedule follow-up treatments to maintain their soft, plump hand appearance.